- Features about 30 local restaurants and nearly as many wineries
- Mid October each year
- Food, wine and culinary related activities
Overview: What could be better than an event that pairs exquisite food with amazing wines? Truly an event for both "foodies" and wine aficionados, the annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival attracts visitors from far and wide who come to the fest to sample the best the region has to offer.
When: Mid-October each year
Where: Village at Northstar Resort
Fees: Cost vary by event
Details: Usually held in mid-October, the event features about 30 local restaurants and nearly as many wineries. Top names in both cooking and wine offer lectures, seminars, and demonstrations covering a wide variety of topics, from preparing unique and tasty desserts to creating tempting pairings of wine and gourmet cuisine.
The Grand Tasting event and the much-anticipated Culinary Competition, held on the 2nd day of the festival, attract huge crowds, so potential attendees should secure tickets early. A Celebrity Chef dinner is also held during the weekend's festivities and tickets sell out quickly. Individual restaurants also hold special events at their establishments.